Assistant Accountant


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February 2, 2024
Job Type
£25000 - £30000 per annum
Start date
Contact Name
Darren Cadman
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Company Details & Job Overview:

Based in Southport, this leading technology company have been established and operational for almost 20 years. With the launch of a new business set for 2024, and turnovers exceeding £20m this highly acquisitional group are seeking a talented finance professional to join an expanding group in a newly established role. Office based, with parking on-sire, a competitive salary and opportunity to develop, this role provides a variety of duties in a welcoming team.

Extra Benefits:
Company Bonus
Enhanced Pension

Your New Role As Assistant Accountant:

Reporting to the finance lead, you shall ensure the accurate and timely recording of financial transactions whilst maintaining compliance with internal policies and procedures. as Assistant Accountant in a varied role, you shall also look to enable the analytical reporting, whilst also supporting in the creation of new budgets. This new role will assist in the day to day financial administration, as well as assisting in month-end duties. A varied role, which shall help the company to enhance its visibility of the financials, you shall be pivotal in assisting the stakeholders awareness of spend and profitability. As well as managing the ledgers, you shall be involved in the budget setting process. A new concept to areas of the business, the budget and tracking of this area will be something to develop in time. You shall seek to develop the analysis available, digging deep into the data available and enabling cost across many areas.

Main Role Duties:

Maintenance over the purchase/sales and general ledgers recording journal entries and making amendments where required.
Keeping up-to-date files for invoices, receipts, and other financial documents
Reconciling bank accounts and other financial reports
Maintenance of financial statements.
Support the preparation of regular financial reports, as well as the preparation on balance sheets, income statements, and cash flow statements.
Work closely with stakeholders and the senior accounting team to analyse commercial data, identifying trends or discrepancies.
Ensure adherence to expense policies and reconcile expenses against budgets.
Accurately input financial data into accounting software or spreadsheets.
Preparation of department budgets
Support the sales teams in the production of KPI management with review periods
Support ad-hoc projects as assigned.

This job description is a general overview of the typical responsibilities and requirements within this role. Actual job duties and qualifications may vary depending on the specific needs of the business

Experience & Qualifications Required to Apply:

Experienced across the duties outlined above, you shall have a proven track record of adding value in a varied role, and also be able to demonstrate sound knowledge of strong financial control, and have an understanding of month-end routine in an SME environment. With an analytical mind and someone who is self motivated, you shall also be a proactive person, and able to work on your won initiative. This is a real opportunity for someone to add value in a growing business, the ability to work as part a team, whilst also bringing new ideas to the table is essential. You shall be sufficiently qualified (Qualification or QBE status) and have good excel skills.

Salary & Reward On Offer:

A new role, with a solid package, bonus, enhanced pension and competitive salary, this is an opportunity which should appeal to a progressive candidate, looking to drive their own career. Supported by a business who value their people, there is scope to develop your skills, gain commercial exposure and for you to create a role which shall assist you in achieving your personal goals, whilst enhancing the finance function in the process.

Kenton Black Finance operate across the UK as a marker leading recruitment partner, specialising in the attraction of finance talent across both permanent and interim requirements. With a team of dedicated experts, each with longevity operating in the finance arena, we maintain a proven track record and have established partnerships with businesses both large, small and those in their infancy. Market leaders, we provide recruitment solutions from entry level finance to directorship professionals. Operating from local offices in Preston, Manchester, Leeds, Liverpool, Birmingham and Glasgow, Kenton Black Finance remain a dynamic and effective recruitment partner who represent and attract only the finest finance talent in the local area and across the UK.

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